26. Predaceous Diving Beetle

by Ricardo January. 26, 2010 4590 views

Agabus seriatus aka Predaceous Diving Beetle or Water Beetle

About the Beetle :
It is a very ferocious beetle that lives in poodles and rivers. It is about 1 to 2 cm and it feeds in tadpoles, larvaes, and other insects. Its hairy back legs are like oars that are useful to dive under water! It also flies on the air very well. Many water beetles carry an air bubble underneath their abdomens, which both provides an air supply, and prevents water from getting into the wings (located under the ‘’shell’’). A nickname that people call the water beetle is the water devil. Also because of their rapidity they are also known as water tigers.

Don’t fear, it doesn’t attack humans, and even if they do, they are not poisonous and the bite is like from an ordinary ant!

Also this is my favorite beetle and my favorite water insect!

About the picture:
I decided to make some effects not just because the background was not the best, but because I wanted to focus only on the bug.

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Mehdi Saharkhiz 7 years, 7 months ago

very coooool

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Riyaz 7 years, 8 months ago

Great shots! Last one is super!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Tim 7 years, 8 months ago

great effects,,,love the last!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Pickledherring 7 years, 8 months ago

WOW !!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Paula 7 years, 8 months ago

la ultima es la mejor
escarabajo feliz!!!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lucie 7 years, 8 months ago

well done ! great focus !

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dorothe 7 years, 8 months ago

Great, Ricky! Beautiful little beetle!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Tom 7 years, 8 months ago

Love the last shot Ricky Well Done!!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Art Bee 7 years, 8 months ago

Very interesting beetle story! Nice shots!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Patrycja Ratajczak 7 years, 8 months ago

nice men :D

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gwena 7 years, 8 months ago

nice work

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Hanna Westesson 7 years, 8 months ago

Great editing!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jet28 7 years, 8 months ago

Very effective!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Pegah & Gelareh 7 years, 8 months ago

:)) The last one is so creative!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 7 years, 8 months ago

#2 is cool the way it appears to float in the mist.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Heather 7 years, 8 months ago

shot 2 is quite interesting!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mitchell 7 years, 8 months ago

eww you put it in your hand? they creep me out

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Finbarr 7 years, 8 months ago

Awesome set !! i love your last shot ,

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Farzane 7 years, 8 months ago

nice and good

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jarvo Laysell 7 years, 8 months ago

Great shots Ricky.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jennye 7 years, 8 months ago

cool set!
last one makes me dizzy!!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Bogi 7 years, 8 months ago

:))))cute beetle! Good shots!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kit Penn 7 years, 8 months ago

You do love your creepy crawlies.
#3 shows it off very well

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Henk Hoekstra 7 years, 8 months ago

like it Ricky !!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ken 7 years, 8 months ago

great ricky, learned a lot from this post.....

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 7 years, 8 months ago

Wonderful pictures. The bug looks like a jewell in in #2.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 7 years, 8 months ago

Predaceous is a wonderful new word that you have invented Ricky. I will try and use it regularly.
Great post and good information.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jack Castelo Branco 7 years, 8 months ago

Até me arrepiei.... confesso q n gosto nd de bichitos que me lembrem baratas.... mas estão muito bem as fotos;)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Wanazza 7 years, 8 months ago

cute bug! nice editing, i like #4! :)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 7 years, 8 months ago

Cool effect. Neat bug.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jose 7 years, 8 months ago

ya the last one !!!!!!1
nice work

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Varun Rajaram 7 years, 8 months ago

Love the edit on the last one! cool pic

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mujay 7 years, 8 months ago

nice :)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lynda 7 years, 8 months ago

This is called a waterboatman in the UK and I used to see them in a pond near where I lived as a child and used to fish for tadpoles.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jay 7 years, 8 months ago

Great! very cool

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 8 months ago

Nice editings. ;^)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kecskemétiné Nelli 7 years, 8 months ago

Wow! Love the last picture!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 8 months ago

Looks like this bug was definitely built for diving! Cool images and interesting information. Especially love the editing in the last shot!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Brian 7 years, 8 months ago

I like #3. He is doing the splits:)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Soubhagya Sagar Behera 7 years, 8 months ago

Nice man! The bug seems ingenious!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Walter 7 years, 9 months ago

Nice guy... :-)

7 years, 9 months ago Edited
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